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Development policy - 09.01.2008

On-line consultation on policy coherence for development
The European Commission launched an on-line consultation for the preparation of a Commission Communication on policy coherence for development. It is open to local goverments until the 30th of January.
The consultation aims at gathering views and opinions on policy coherence for development (PCD) issues as identified in the European PCD report issued on September 20th 2007.
13 domains have been defined for this consultation. They include development policies related to climate change, environment, energy, information society, migration, transport and social dimention of globalisation.
The comments provided will feed into the preparation of a Commission Communication on policy coherence for development due in March 2008.
Background information
The Commission identified 13 priority areas, other than aid, where the challenge of attaining synergies with development policy objectives is considered particularly relevant. It has defined general guidelines for each of these priority areas, plus a number of specific measures to help speed up progress towards the Millennium Development Goals.
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